Alternative Parenting & Feral Children (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Upper-Intermediate
Lesson Topic: parenting, homeschooling, alternative parenting
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.75 hours
Lesson Plan Download: Parenting-Feral-Children-UppIntermediate-15012012.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • The first half of the reading passage describes the 'alternative' parenting practices of a couple from the Czech Republic. The second half of the passage introduces the idea of feral children, i.e. children who were raised in the wild.
  • Post-reading activities include a debate about the ethics of baby boxes and a role-play about homeschooling.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, comprehension questions, a vocabulary section, and discussion questions.

A lesson plan on parenting

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Parenting ESL Lesson Plan: Warm-up (Pair Work)

  1. Were you ever left alone or lost for a long time as a child? Or have you ever lost a child?
  2. What qualities make a good parent?
  3. What does “alternative parenting” mean? What are some alternative parenting ideas?
  4. If you had to be raised by animals in the wild, what animals would be the best parents?

Membership is required to view this post. Please support EnglishCurrent by becoming a member today. Members, please log in.

Lesson plan copyright Matthew Barton of

One comment on “Alternative Parenting & Feral Children (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

  1. Michelle Gerber (Posted on 7-21-2021 at 12:08) Reply

    This resource is fantastic! Well done!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *